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Infrastructure Engineer

Company:
Harvard University
Job Location:
Cambridge, 02138
Category:
Network/System Administrator
Type:
Full-Time
Harvard Kennedy School

65513BR

Position Description

Please note: This position cannot be fully remote. The position is hybrid, based on our campus in Cambridge, MA, and required to work in-person on campus a minimum of three days per week during the academic year.

Harvard Kennedy School's IT (Information Technology) Department is seeking a seasoned IT Infrastructure Engineer to develop and implement solutions for a variety of IT Security-related projects and initiatives. The successful candidate will play a key role in designing and operationalizing a robust and proactive security program to protect the school's critical technical infrastructure and data. Strong technical, collaboration, communication, and creative skills are essential.

Duties and Responsibilities (included, but not limited to)
Lead comprehensive design, development, and implementation of HKS information architectures, solutions, and policies. The role will focus on both technical and administrative aspects of security, and requires extensive hands-on experience designing, implementing, upgrading, managing, and supporting network and server infrastructure.

  • Lead research and design of robust and secure IT architecture, solutions, and policies.
  • Lead the build, configuration and documentation of IT infrastructure and Security Solutions.
  • Execute technical direction ensuring stability, reliability, and integration.
  • Establish guidelines and standards for IT services.
  • Serve as an information security expert, recommending strategic solutions and ensuring compliance with enterprise and IT security policies and regulations.
  • Participate in the design, build, configuration and support of application, server, and network infrastructure as required.
Basic Qualifications
  • Minimum of seven years' post-secondary education or relevant work experience
Additional Qualifications and Skills
  • Knowledge of IT infrastructure systems within an enterprise environment
  • Highly specialized knowledge of a specific technology
  • Demonstrated team performance skills, service mindset approach, and the ability to act as a trusted advisor
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, advanced excel skills.
  • Proven understanding of information security concepts, tools, and standards.
  • Knowledge of advanced information security principles.
  • Demonstrated experience with systems and data query tools.
  • Demonstrated team performance skills, service mindset approach, and the ability to act as a trusted advisor.
Certificates and Licenses
  • Completion of Harvard IT Academy specified foundational courses (or external equivalent) preferred
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
  • Certified Information Systems Manager (CISM)
  • GIAC Certification.
Working Conditions
  • Occasionally required to work outside of normal business hours, and may be called during off hours
Additional Information

This position is a fully benefits-eligible term appointment ending three years from date of hire, with possibility of renewal. 

Learn more about our work culture and see yourself at Harvard Kennedy School.

We regret that the Harvard Kennedy School does not provide visa sponsorship.

Harvard University requires pre-employment reference and background checks.

Harvard University is committed to supporting a healthy, sustainable learning and working environment.

This is a hybrid position based on our campus in Cambridge, MA.  As a campus-based institution, we place a high value on the in-person experience, cross-team collaboration, and strong community building in order to create a vibrant campus for our students, faculty, staff, and research fellows. The position is required to work in-person on campus a minimum of three days per week during the academic year. Specific days and schedule will be determined between you and your manager.

The health of our workforce is a priority for Harvard University. With that in mind, we strongly encourage all employees to be up-to-date on CDC-recommended vaccines.

Salary Range: $94,300- $169,700

Note: Starting salaries typically fall in the lower half of the salary range; however, they are ultimately determined by the scope of the position, the candidate's relevant experience, and internal equity. 

Work Format Details
This is a hybrid position that is based in Massachusetts. Additional details will be discussed during the interview process. All remote work must be performed within one of the Harvard Registered Payroll States, which currently includes Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Virginia, Washington, and California (CA for exempt positions only). Certain visa types and funding sources may limit work location. Individuals must meet work location sponsorship requirements prior to employment.

Benefits
We invite you to visit Harvard's Total Rewards website (https://hr.harvard.edu/totalrewards) to learn more about our outstanding benefits package, which may include:
  • Paid Time Off: 3-4 weeks of accrued vacation time per year (3 weeks for support staff and 4 weeks for administrative/professional staff), 12 accrued sick days per year, 12.5 holidays plus a Winter Recess in December/January, 3 personal days per year (prorated based on date of hire), and up to 12 weeks of paid leave for new parents who are primary care givers.
  • Health and Welfare: Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits, disability and life insurance programs, along with voluntary benefits. Most coverage begins as of your start date.
  • Work/Life and Wellness: Child and elder/adult care resources including on campus childcare centers, Employee Assistance Program, and wellness programs related to stress management, nutrition, meditation, and more.
  • Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with contributions from 5% to 15% of eligible compensation, based on age and earnings with full vesting after 3 years of service.
  • Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive program including $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and reduced tuition through other participating Harvard graduate schools.
  • Tuition Reimbursement: Program that provides 75% to 90% reimbursement up to $5,250 per calendar year for eligible courses taken at other accredited institutions.
  • Professional Development: Programs and classes at little or no cost, including through the Harvard Center for Workplace Development and LinkedIn Learning.
  • Commuting and Transportation: Various commuter options handled through the Parking Office, including discounted parking, half-priced public transportation passes and pre-tax transit passes, biking benefits, and more.
  • Harvard Facilities Access, Discounts and Perks: Access to Harvard athletic and fitness facilities, libraries, campus events, credit union, and more, as well as discounts to various types of services (legal, financial, etc.) and cultural and leisure activities throughout metro-Boston.
Job Function
Information Technology

Department Office Location
USA - MA - Cambridge

Job Code
I0959P IT Infrastructure Prfsnal V

Work Format
Hybrid (partially on-site, partially remote)

Sub-Unit
*

Salary Grade
059

Department
Information Technology

Union
00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary

Time Status
Full-time

Pre-Employment Screening
Criminal, Education, Identity

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At Harvard Kennedy School, fostering a diverse and inclusive community where everyone feels they belong is a matter of basic fairness consistent with our core values as an institution. It is also essential to our mission of improving public policy and leadership-because recruiting the best people and creating an environment where they can thrive make us better at what we do, because we learn more from people with different perspectives, and because we work in diverse groups and serve diverse societies.

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